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Staff Information

Marilyn Levine

Provost and Vice-President for Academic and Student Life

Marilyn Levine

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Diverse Budget Management
  • Program and Curricular Development
  • Faculty and Student Recruitment, Development and Retention
  • Diversity, Global, and Interdisciplinary Leadership
  • Community Engagement and Partnerships

Central Washington University Provost and Vice-President for Academic and Student Life, Marilyn A. Levine, was appointed in the Winter of 2011. She came from Eastern Oregon University where she served as Dean of Arts and Sciences since 2005, after having served as Chair of Social Sciences at Lewis-Clark State College.

Dr. Levine was trained as a historian of Asia (China and Southeast Asia), with graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Hawaii.  She has published two books, over four dozen articles, and created a dozen Web sites for research, teaching, professional, and community service. She has obtained and administered more than three dozen grants to fund research, teaching, and community projects.  She received almost two dozen awards and honors, including three awards for teaching excellence. Dr. Levine has delivered over 140 presentations, workshops and public speeches, and organized two international conferences. Several of her works have been translated into French and Chinese.  Her international reputation resulted in invitations to conduct joint projects and make presentations in the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Italy, and Australia.

Carol Faltus

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Carol Faltus

  • Provide personal and confidential support to the Provost
  • Serve as corresponding liaison
  • Provide leadership in office administration
  • Supervise Provost Office Staff
  • Promote and uphold effective communication
Carol is the Executive Assistant to the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life.  Carol has worked at the Central Washington University since May 1991 and has been working in the Provost’s Office since June 2007.  This position, central to the smooth operation of the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life, involves a variety of high-level responsibilities that evolve daily.  Carol understands the unique culture and dynamics of Academic and Student Life within the university/college setting.  As a contact in Academic and Student Life, she employs excellent communication skills that reflect accuracy, tact, and represent the Provost's point of view, while ensuring confidentiality and compliance with the full range of university policies and procedures.

Kelly Clerf

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Clerf

  • Maintains Provost Office budgets
  • Coordinates and manage record keeping for Academic & Student Life searches
  • Manages Provost’s calendar
  • Faculty overload approvals
  • Travel arrangements for Provost
  • Coordinates revisions to Academic & Student Life sections of CWU Policies & Procedures
  • Honor roll for undeclared majors
  • Updates Provost web page
Kelly is the Administrative Assistant 3 in the Provost’s Office and provides support to the Provost and Executive Assistant to the Provost.  Kelly graduated from Central Washington University in 2002 with a degree in Administrative Management and has been working in the Provost’s Office since September 2008. 

Lisa Broweleit

Office Assistant

Lisa Broweleit

  • Travel Authorizations
  • Academic  Calendar Maintenance
  • Board Of Trustees Preparation
  • Assist in coordinating events for the Provost Office
  • Calendar maintenance for the Provost
Lisa started working as the Office Assistant 3 for the Provost Office in August of 2011. Lisa Studied here at Central Washington University for a degree in Interdisciplinary studies, graduated Spring of 2011. Duties include: Primary assistance with secretarial support to the Provost, the Executive Assistant to the Provost and the Administrative Assistant 3. Other responsibilities are: Clerical work, Assistance in preparation and distribution of a variety of correspondence for the office, and primary office receptionist.

Tamara Wolford

Academic Finance Manager

Tamara Wolford

  • Serves in a matrix reporting structure as the primary financial advisor to the Director, Budget and Business Analysis and the Provost / Vice President for Academic and Student Life
  • Serve as the Provost’s primary liaison with the university budget, accounting and business offices.
  • Business partner for students, faculty, staff and administrators regarding fiscally related issues within Academic Student Life.
  • Financial and ad hoc reporting, budgeting, reconciliations, financial statement preparation and analysis

Tamara joined CWU as Academic Financial Manager in July of 2012.  She serves as a financial business partner to the office of the Provost / Vice President for Academic Student Life, Director, Budget and Business Analysis, students, faculty, staff and administrators as it relates to Academic Student Life.

The majority of her career has been spent in a manufacturing environment beginning as the Accounting Manager at Tree Top, Inc. in Selah, WA and concluding as the Accounting Manager at Key Technology, Inc. in Walla Walla, WA.  She is a CWU Accounting alumnus and is excited to be back at Central Washington University.